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Natasha Vaz

OMA Announces New Board Chair, Pays Tribute to Outgoing Chair

Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2021 05:20 AM

The Ontario Mining Association is pleased to announce Natasha Vaz as the designated incoming Chair of its Board of Directors. Effective September 2021, Ms. Vaz will become the first woman to serve in this role. She will succeed Mike McCann, who leaves the OMA to accept the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC). 

“Natasha and I have served together on the OMA Board and I have no doubt that the skills and leadership capabilities...


Winners of the 2020 Tom Peters Memorial Mine Reclamation Industry Award and $5,000 Student Bursary Announced

Posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 05:00 AM


The Canadian Land Reclamation Association - Ontario Chapter has announced the winners of the 2020 Tom Peters Memorial Mine Reclamation Industry Award and Student Bursary. The annual awards were established in 2007 to encourage the pursuit of excellence in mine reclamation and to recognize and promote, to the mining industry and environmental community at large, outstanding achievement in the practice of mine reclamation in Ontario. 

This year’s industry prize...


Meet the Miners 2020 Highlights the Role of Mining as an Essential Industry Critical to Ontario's Economic Revival

Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 05:45 AM

Ontario Mining Association’s 2020 centennial proved to be a challenging year, which has profoundly changed the way we live and work. Like everyone else, our association has made changes to adapt during this unprecedented period, postponing, rescheduling or moving events online. Thus, on October 28, 2020, our annual Meet the Miners at Queen's Park event was transformed into a digital experience. 

Meet the Miners is an opportunity for industry leaders to meet with provincial policy-makers...


Ontario Mining Association Welcomes Agreement Between Ontario and First Nations

Posted on Monday, March 02, 2020 09:15 AM

The Ontario Mining Association welcomes the news that the provincial government, Marten Falls First Nation and Webequie First Nation have entered into an agreement to advance planning and development of a proposed Northern Road Link that will provide reliable, all-season road access to mine sites in the Ring of Fire region and connect First Nation communities to Ontario’s provincial highway network.

The partnership was announced today by Premier Doug Ford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development...